This blog isn't really about the outfit, but the location. It's slightly embarrassing that this place has never been used for outfit photos before. That's because it is only twenty minutes walk away from my house, but it took me a year and a half to discover it. I can't even say that I discovered it through walking and exploring. No, it was in fact the day we were coming back from the honeymoon with three bags with books in each (see my post on Hay-on-Wye) when we needed a taxi to get home. He drove us a different route through town and we passed by this ruined structure. We both just turned and gaped and then looked at each other in a little horror. How had we never seen this before? What awfully boring people were we to never have gone this way?
There is even a little river nearby and a walkway and lots of green space. We've had a picnic here and walked round for a quiet chat and a rest after a busy day at work. It's very peaceful. I intend to go back many more times, photograph the river, show it in Autumn when the trees will be red like the bricks and in Winter when the crumbly rocks will stand out in white snow.
It's funny how you can take the same route to the shops, the library, the park, the train station and home. After the initial exploration when you move it is so easy to become stuck in one version of your town.
To comment on the outfit though, I bought this plain pink tee-dress recently. It's fairly boring but really comfortable. I am going to challenge myself to find lots of ways to dress it in different styles.
We arrived at the ruined mansion as the sun was just going behind the buildings, leaving the area in patches of bright soft light and patches of darkness. As we turned around to walk away at the end, the sun was fully set and there was only a pink glow left in the sky.